Our new Framework for SIMPLE Tenants’ Contents Insurance is Now Live

We are delighted to be able to say that one more of our fully EU compliant frameworks has been reviewed and updated and is now available for members to access.

Due to the success of the expired previous framework, we have established a new and improved framework which is available until 2021. The appointed supply partner RSA Group ensures the continued provision of Consortium Procurement’s SIMPLE Tenants Contents Insurance (TCI) to our members and their tenants. We have taken into account all the feedback we have received from our members and their tenants and have incorporated it into the new framework, making it even more appealing to members.

Based on research we have conducted as part of the re-development process, we have found that a large percentage of tenants do not insure their home contents because they often find cover expensive. Under the new SIMPLE TCI framework, we have secured low premiums, and cover is available from £0,54 p per week. In addition, we now insure lower sums starting from £4,000 in a bid to encourage younger people to be more protective of their home contents and to uphold best practice.

What is more, under the updated scheme, tenants have the flexibility to pay weekly, fortnightly, monthly, and annually by four means: payment card, payment app, direct debit and cheque. One of the most important aspects of the development of the new framework was to ensure that every route for payment is covered in order to provide users with the flexibility they require. We are excited that we are now able to maximise customer experience by offering tenants on the scheme a new modern and easy way of paying their premium securely via smart phone app.

We also realise that an insurance scheme is just one of many things a landlord needs to administer. To make it as easy as possible to run the scheme, we offer a help and advice service specifically for landlords. This includes our partner RSA’s Landlord Handling Instructions, a step-by-step guide covering everything from what to do if there’s an issue with an application form, taking care of renewals or how premiums should be paid. This personal service sets us apart from our competitors and offers a huge benefit for the landlord.
Another added benefit of using the scheme is that the application process is simple and hassle-free and can be done over the phone or online.

We are also developing an online portal to allow landlords to share their knowledge and best practices. The portal is currently in the final stages of testing with our membership and will be available shortly for all landlords accessing the new SIMPLE TCI scheme.

The Tenants Contents Insurance scheme was originally designed in 1998 and has undergone significant periods of growth since that time. The scheme has proven very successful and popular with our members and their tenants and is currently accessed by 79 member organisations across the UK.

If you’d like to receive more information on the new SIMPLE Tenants Contents Insurance framework or if you’d like to be provided with an application form, please get in touch with us on 0191 566 1000 or email us at solutions@consortiumprocurement.org.uk

Join us at our Drinks Reception at CIH Conference 2017

We are delighted to invite you to our drinks reception which we will be hosting on our stand C40 (the Village) at the CIH Conference and Exhibition 2017.

The drinks reception, which has now become a traditional way of finishing the first day of the biggest housing event in Europe, will start at 4pm on Tuesday, 27th June. All members, partners and friends of the Consortium are welcome to attend and make the most out of this fantastic networking opportunity. Every year for the last six years, the Village has provided a great ‘hub’ to attract large numbers of our members as well as other professionals from the housing world who attend the CIH conference every year.

The drinks reception is well-attended by exhibitors within the Village, other oranisations exhibiting at the conference, members of the Consortium as well as external delegates.

The team would like to thank Retinue Solutions who will be sponsoring this year’s reception.

For further details, please email lynda.redshaw@northern-consortium.org.uk or ring 0191 566 1017

Visit the Village at this year’s CIH Conference and Exhibition

We are pleased to invite members to visit us at our Consortium Procurement Village at this year’s Chartered Institute of Housing’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in Manchester (27th – 29th June 2017). The event, held in Manchester Central has been a huge success with exhibitors, visitors and delegates.


For the past six years, Consortium Procurement has taken an exhibition stand large enough to accommodate 24 framework partners, and found that it provided an excellent networking platform, and was also extremely positive in generating leads and contacts for Consortium Procurement.   Due to the tremendous success of the Village we have worked again with the event organisers Ocean Media to design what we believe is an unparalleled marketing opportunity for our framework partners and members visiting us for 2017.

The Village provides a great ‘hub’ to attract large numbers of our members who attend the CIH conference every year so why not come along and benefit from this fantastic networking opportunity.

If you would like to receive more information about the Village 2017, please email lynda.redshaw@northern-consortium.org.uk or ring 0191 566 1017